Benefits of Mediation

  • ECONOMICAL: Mediation costs much less than litigation.
  • CONFIDENTIAL: No one can compel disclosure of anything shared in mediation.
  • EMPOWERING: Parties voluntarily seek a satisfactory settlement.
  • CLEAR AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION: A neutral third-party mediator facilitates consensus through an even flow of communication; litigation often encourages power tactics.
  • EFFICIENT: Parties can convene as circumstances warrant, including evening and weekend sessions.
  • NEUTRAL: Parties are often more open with a mediator present. A mediator can balance uneven situations which enhances the prospect for compromise and the long-term well-being of each participant.
  • FLEXIBLE: Parties creatively customize settlement terms to maximize their mutual well-being.


Central Valley Mediation Service
Serving Modesto, Tracy, Stockton, Ripon, Manteca, Salida, Riverbank and Ceres